dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/1/09 - Bottle. Pours orange/amber with eggshell, foamy head, dissipating to a lacing foam. Lovely nose of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Sweet and tasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar with a solid bitter and hop flavor. A nice little barley wine type thing.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a- pours a light orange hue, two fingers of creamy white head, large and active particles with good lacing throughout
s- nose is dominated by sweet citrus hops (mostly orange), some subtle pine and grass tones
t- surprisingly bitter hoppiness for a cream ale, but nicely balanced with smooth malts, warming alcohol sensation, bitter and lasting aftertaste
m- medium-bodied, slightly oily with lively carbonation
d- i found this to be a strong, hoppy beer that is uncharacteristic of this genre, fairly smooth, but I wouldn’t drink more than a few in a sitting
jkwalking05 (3391) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in color with a decent head. Very much like an IPA more than a cream ale. Hoppy with some citrus. Crisp with some slight caramel.
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle...dark golden color with a small off white head...sweet light malt aroma...it drinks wonderful for a 7% beer...sweet and tangy with a nice medium body...good brew, simple and clean, very drinkable
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. 12 oz bottle. Clear orange pour with wispy white thin head. Honey with a hint of spruce aroma. Flavor is semi-sweet grain, some alcohol, and floral hops. Medium syrupy body with medium carbonation. Piney hop finish. I was very pleasantly suprised with this one.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Butters at Second Cellar Reduction. Dark yellow with an offwhite head. Smell bisuit and caramel and some hop. Caramel and pine hop flavor.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber, with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some hop (grass, spicy, light citrus), sweet caramel, and slight alcohol. Taste is alcohol, sweet caramel, nice bitterness and lightly hoppy aftertaste.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, honey, grassy and piney hops with some floral notes. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel malts, honey, light citrus and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp bitter finish.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin but nicely laced head... Aroma of bready malts with a noticeable creaminess aroma similar to that of a creamy double ipa but without the pungent hops... Taste of the same bready malts with a slight sweetness and a few of the subtle hops... Medium/full bodied with a lingering creamy mouthfeel, moderately drinkable...
SHANER4 (442) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured clear copper color with golden edges. Small white head.
Aroma - citrus hops, caramel malt and fresh pine. Great smelling brew.
Flavor - Tastes more like a autumn beer, reminds me of a Oktoberfest beer. Malty and not overly bitter.
Palate - light to medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Finish is slightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall - I liked this beer, thought it was easy to drink and higher ABV is plus.